SF Planning Commission Hearing

Agenda

On the agenda:

  • Two-year authorization for 24 space surface parking lot at 38th 8th St (west side between Market and Mission Streets)
  • Consideration of parking tax simplification for residential properties, when renting out 5 or fewer spaces
  • Conditional use authorization for 4-20 Octavia Blvd mixed-use project
  • Conditional use authorization to allow construction of the Chinatown Transit Subway Station entrance structure at southwest corner of Stockton and Washington Streets

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